Develop a supported vision for school change and define 21st century learning inside a local context. Explore the process of innovative school change and the leadership necessary to initiate and sustain the changes. Begin to establish project benchmarks and overall success metrics. These will be revisited and refined through all subsequent phases of the 6i process.
Research and identify best practices and innovations within other educational models from the perspective of curriculum, pedagogy, and leadership. Explore the best uses of technology and learning space design. Cultivate relationships with advisors locally, nationally and internationally to aid in discovery and prioritization processes.
Develop collaborative relationships and feedback mechanisms with the larger community to further develop the vision for change, including key leaders and other stakeholders, government officials, parents, and other schools. Learn from community members and leverage community resources and through this process begin to explore sustainability and scalability of change.
Evaluate learnings up to this point to determine the innovations that will bring your school's goals to fruition. Consider best methods and ideas in all areas, including curriculum, pedagogy, leadership, technology, and learning space design.
Put ideas and planning into practice. Activities and duration will vary by school and may include learning space construction, professional development, creation of the technology infrastructure, piloting of new practices, and so forth.
Reflect on the experiences and lessons learned throughout the change process. Review outcomes in relation to your school's benchmarks and success metrics. Develop processes for continuous improvement and think about how your school's learnings can be scaled to other schools.